KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA –
Media OutReach – 7 June 2022 – Hatten Hotels Worldwide (HHW), the largest hospitality chain in Melaka won praise today from international NGO Lever Foundation for committing to source only cage-free eggs for all its food and beverage operations by 2025.
Hatten Hotels Worldwide shifts to use only cage-free eggs by 2025
“HHW makes it a point to purchase our supplies from sustainable and responsible sources who practice ethical standards of sourcing and production. In line with this policy, we have the full support of our CEO, Dato’ Edwin Tan, as we move towards our pledge to use only cage-free eggs,” said Director of Procurement, En. Mohd. Fareed bin Salim.
The Group’s hotels—Hatten Hotel Melaka, Hatten Place Melaka and Estadia Hotel Melaka will all be covered by the new policy.
“HHW’s pledge to switch to cage-free eggs for its businesses is great news for animals and customers alike,” said Vilosha Sivaraman, Sustainability Program Manager at Lever Foundation, which worked with the group on its commitment. “Despite the challenges of Covid-19 to the economy, HHW’s decision on this important sustainability issue demonstrates the company’s determination to provide the finest service for its guests and to support sustainable and humane food production.”
Animal protection and food safety organizations around the world encourage a switch to cage-free eggs, which are more humane to animals and safer for consumers. On caged egg farms, each egg-laying hen is confined for nearly her entire life in a cage so small she can barely turn around. Research by the European Food Safety Authority and others has found that cage-free egg farms are up to 25 times less likely to be contaminated with key strains of salmonella compared to hens raised in cages. Battery cage egg production has been banned throughout the European Union as well as in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada, India, and parts of the United States.
In recent years a growing list of hospitality, retail, restaurant and packaged food brands have pledged to use only cage-free eggs throughout Asia. HHW is the first Malaysia-based hotel chain, to commit to a full shift to cage-free egg sourcing.
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